Strange Creatures From Time And Space by John Keel (1970)
Semi-Fictional Novel: The Silver Bridge by Gray Barker (1970)
The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel (1975)
"There was no mistake. The leathery wings, the little horns, the barbed tail - all were there. The most terrible of all legends had come to life, out of the unknown past. Yet now it stood smiling, in ebon majesty, with the sunlight gleaming upon its tremendous body, and with a human child resting trustfully on either arm."
- Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood's End, 1953
The Mothman Prophecies is a 1975 book by John Keel. The book relates Keel's accounts of his investigation into the reported sightings of a large, winged creature called Mothman in the vicinity of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, during 1966 and 1967. It combines these accounts with some of his theories about UFOs and various phenomena.
John Keel's unsettling account of what he encountered in Point Pleasant has long been regarded as a classic in the literature of the unexplained. The book is a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into more than thirteen languages. It also loosely inspired the 2002 film of the same name.
Book Description: The back of the book, on later copies, lists the following description:
"West Virginia, 1966. For thirteen months the town of Point Pleasant is gripped by a real-life nightmare culminating in a tragedy that makes headlines around the world. Strange occurrences and sightings, including a bizarre winged apparition that becomes known as the Mothman, trouble this ordinary American community. Mysterious lights are seen moving across the sky. Domestic animals are found slaughtered and mutilated. And journalist John Keel, arriving to investigate the freakish events, soon finds himself an integral part of an eerie and unfathomable mystery."
Dedication Page: The Mothman Prophecies was dedicated “To Mary Hyre and the People of West Virginia.” An earlier, longer draft from back when the working title was still The Year of the Garuda, goes as follows:
On a starlit hilltop in West Virginia Mary Hyre asked: “What does all this mean? What should I write about it?” “It’s too soon to write about it,” I replied. “Nobody would believe you anyway.” “Well, maybe someday we’ll know. And maybe someday somebody will be ready to believe it.” For Mary Hyre, who asked many of the questions in this book but left us before we had the answers.
Mothman: The Facts Behind The Legend by Jeff Wamsley (2001)
Mothman: The Facts Behind The Legend is a book by Jeff Wamsley and Donnie Sergent Jr.released on December 15th 2001.Book Description: "On the night of November 15th 1966, two adventurous young couples drove into the TNT area north of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. What they saw in the countryside that night has evolved into one of the great mysteries of all time: just who -- or what -- was the Mothman?
This book will answer many questions regarding just what those couples saw outside the abandoned North Power Plant that night. Culled from a variety of sources, the materials presented inside are not conjecture -- the authors are careful not to cross the line between fact and fiction -- leaving any decisions regarding the truth behind the Mothman legend solely up to the reader."
"This collection of rare images is the required volume for all intrigues by the real story behind the Mothman. I highly recommend it to all" - Author Loren Coleman
Mothman and other curious encounters by Loren Coleman (2002)
Mothman and other curious encounters is a book by Loren Coleman released on January 1st 2002. The book covers the Flatwoods Monster, Mothman, Thunderbirds, other "winged weirdies", Lizardmen, amphibious creatures such as the Loveland frogmen, patterns within geography and naming, and the perspectives of author John Keel.
Book Description: "A new Hollywood blockbuster, an amazing companion documentary, and thousands of web pages in its honor. What's the fuss? In a word--Mothman! On November 15th 1966, this huge, red-eyed creature with wings appeared over Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Thus began thirteen months of otherworldly mystery, madness, and mayhem for the people of Point Pleasant, culminating in the collapse of the Silver Bridge, which left 46 dead.
Investigator Loren Coleman looks at the precursors of Mothman, like the Flatwoods Monster of 1952, then brings the story up to date, detailing the sightings of the spawn of Mothman, some as recent as November 2001. Coleman also examines the impact on investigations into the unknown by John Keel, the newsman who spent a year in Point Pleasant looking into the Mothman story and lived to write about it."
"After a lifetime of research, Loren Coleman has produced the most complete overview of Mothman and its minions - the scariest family of monsters of Earth." - John Keel
Mothman...Behind The Red Eyes by Jeff Wamsley (2005)Mothman...Behind The Red Eyes is a book by Jeff Wamsley released on April 1st 2005. The book is a follow-up to his other book "Mothman: The Facts Behind The Legend".
The Book's Description:
"Look deeper into the mystery of the Mothman legacy with the most extensive collection of data ever assembled. Research materials include firsthand eyewitness accounts, rare documents, press archives, UFO/Men In Black encounters, the Silver Bridge disaster, TNT Area archives, illustrations, maps, and photographs."
"Mothman goes under the microscope as Jeff Wamsley continues to dig for more clues to this complex mystery. A required investigative resource for those who are searching for answers." - John Keel, Author of The Mothman Prophecies.
"More riveting than ever! Once again Jeff Wamsley has put together the definitive, absolutely must-have book on one of the most fascinating creature in supernatural lore. The Mothman mystery lives on!" - Author, Rosemary Ellen Guiley.
Monsters of West Virginia by Rosemary Ellen Guiley (2012)
The Tale of The Mason County Mothman by George Dudding (2013)
Beyond The Prophecies of Mothman by Andrew Colvin (2014)
Mothman Dynasty: Chicago's Winged Humanoids (2017)
Released on December 12th 2017 by Lon Strickler.
Description: "The presence of strange winged beings is probably as old as the human imagination. In the late Summer of 2011, reports of Mothman-like flying humanoids began to surface in the city of Chicago. After three brief sightings, there were no further accounts.
Then unexpectedly in early 2017, a smattering of encounters emerged from different locations throughout the Chicago metro area; until the number reached near fifty sightings before the end of the Summer.
Why Chicago? Why now? This book will examine the witness accounts and the investigators thought processes, as these incidents were brought to our attention. The sightings continue… but we are determined to find the truth."
Mothman: Evil Incarnate by Loren Coleman (2017)
Mothman: Evil Incarnate is a book by Loren Coleman released on December 6th 2017. The book is a companion piece to The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel (1975), which investigated reports of a winged creature known as Mothman in Point Pleasant, WV throughout 1966 and 67.
“Loren Coleman has taken a hard look at one of America’s most haunting monsters and discovered that it’s more terrifying than we ever knew. Read this book now—before it’s too late. You’ve been warned.” - Richard Hatem, Screenwriter of The Mothman Prophecies Film
The Lake Michigan Mothman (2019)Released on November 20th 2019 by Tobias Wayland.
Description: "This book represents over two years of research by a dedicated team of investigators who have taken dozens of reports of a weird, winged humanoid seen around Lake Michigan. Author and investigator Tobias Wayland has collected these reports for the first time in one volume, along with his analysis and insider perspective as a member of the investigative team.
The phenomena described within represent the continuation of a decades-long series of events first recorded in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in the late '60s, but that has likely been with humanity since our advent, and seems just as likely to be with us until our end."